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  1. How the Grammys Were Consumed Across Media (From the Magazine)

    February 04, 2014 10:12 AM EST Above is a detailed infographic on Grammy night's rise and fall, which you can see in high-resolution right here . You can find all of our 2014 Grammy coverage right here . BY THE NUMBERS... 1% -- The TV audience was up 1%, the ­Grammys’ seco ...

  2. Spotify Unveils New API Platform, Announces Partnerships With Billboard, Rolling Stone, Others

    November 30, 2011 1:27 PM EST Spotify Founder and CEO Danel Ek at the New York press conference where he announced the opening up of the music streaming service's API to outside developers. Spotify CEO Daniel Ek announced the launch of a new API (Application Programming I ...

  3. Business Matters: Grooveshark's Facebook Activity on the Rise

    October 31, 2011 6:38 PM EDT Grooveshark's Facebook Activity on the Rise -- Grooveshark's Facebook app has seen its number of daily users increase fourfold in the last two weeks. Numbers at AppData show the music service's Facebook app went from 100,000 daily a ...

  4. Business Matters: Michael Robertson's DAR.fm Told to Cease and Desist by Univision

    October 05, 2011 9:05 PM EDT Michael Robertson's DAR.fm Told to Cease and Desist by Univision -- Michael Robertson has attracted more legal problems. Most recently he was in court with EMI over MP3tunes.com. In the latest legal dustup, his DAR.fm (which stands for digita ...

  5. Business Matters: Rhapsody, MetroPCS Partnership Excludes Warner Music Group

    August 17, 2011 6:29 PM EDT Rhapsody, MetroPCS Partnership Excludes Warner Music Group -- Warner Music Group is a holdout in the Rhapsody-MetroPCS bundle r eported Wednesday at Billboard.biz , according a report by CNET. That means subscribers who get the free subscription t ...

  6. Beyond Netflix: Where Else To Get Your Flick Fix

    July 14, 2011 7:30 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) - Even with a fee hike, millions of Netflix subscribers will be spending less each month than what it costs two adults to watch a single movie in a theater. Yet the company, which is usually well-liked, managed to irk many of its 23 ...

  7. Amazon's Cloud Drive Test Drive: Service Is Simple, But Effective

    March 29, 2011 12:26 PM EDT It's not the second coming of iTunes or anything that drastic, but Cloud Drive , Amazon's new cloud storage service , is a good product with a narrow focus. If you're looking for bells and whistles -- recommendations, sharing with f ...

  8. Business Matters: Motorola Gets Cloud Fever, Invests in Catch Media

    February 25, 2011 4:52 PM EST Get the lowdown (below) on the music offerings at this week's Launch conference in San Francisco. Business Matters: Motorola Gets Cloud Fever, Invests in Catch Media -- Motorola has made a strategic investment in cloud storage and playback se ...

  9. DAR.fm Launches, 'TiVo for Music Streaming'

    February 24, 2011 4:44 PM EST Michael Robertson, the entrepreneur behind MP3.com and MP3Tunes -- both of which drew music industry lawsuits for copyright infringement -- is at it again, today launching a new service that will let users record and save music from streaming Inte ...

  10. Business Matters: Nimbit, Rhapsody, Anti-Piracy Measures and More

    April 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Nimbit has unveiled nimbitPro, a comprehensive suite of direct-to-fan tools. It features content management tools, an unlimited number of promotional product offers, the ability to manage multiple artists with one account, and promo code redemp ...

  11. TiVo: Super Bowl Plays Trumped Ads

    February 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST The five biggest Super Bowl moments outscored the five biggest ads Sunday, when measured by audience spikes and how many folks using TiVo rewound the action to watch it again. TiVo said Monday that the top moment of Super Bowl XLIV was Tracy Porte ...

  12. TiVO, Amazon Pair For Purchasing Service

    July 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT TiVO and Amazon.com are teaming up on a service that will let TiVO users buy products featured on the TV show they are watching. Users purchase the products through the Amazon online store. The Product Purchase feature, as it is called, requires a ...

  13. Yahoo Drops Subscription Service, Pacts With Rhapsody

    February 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Yahoo is dropping its subscription music service and replacing it with Rhapsody America as part of a broad strategic partnership announced by the two companies today. As part of the deal, Yahoo will exclusively promote Rhapsody on its site and int ...

  14. Digital Briefs: Music Choice, TiVo, YouMail, American Idol

    December 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Music Choice's on-demand music videos and original programming is now available to TiVo users. The two companies joined forces to add the Music Choice service to the TiVoCast feature on broadband-connected TiVo devices at no extra cost to u ...

  15. Plugged And Unplugged

    October 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Plugged: Rhapsody's deal to extend its service to TiVo is exactly the kind of effort that is needed on a much larger scale for the music subscription model to have a chance at survival. Subscription services just aren't much of a portabl ...

  16. Rhapsody Links With TiVo

    October 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rhapsody is bringing its market-leading subscription music service to the TiVo digital video recorder. The two companies joined forces to create a TiVO-customized version of the Rhapsody service that uses the TiVo remote for navigation and its &qu ...

  17. Social Network Web Sites Tempt Investors

    August 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Social networking Web sites have fired up industry deal headlines the past couple of years -- from News Corp.'s ground-breaking acquisition of MySpace to the recent purchases by the Walt Disney Co. and Viacom Inc.'s Logo network of Club ...

  18. Hudson, Beyonce Top BET Winners

    June 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT "Dream Girls" co-stars Beyoncé and Jennifer Hudson reigned as top winners at the 2007 BET Awards with two awards apiece. The awards were handed out last evening at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Leading the pack with six nominatio ...

  19. Sirius Added 1.1 Mil New Subs, XM 900K In Q4

    January 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST Both satellite radio services hit their subscriber forecasts in 2005. XM Satellite Radio added 2.7 million subscribers in 2005 to end the year with more than 6 million. That's nearly twice the number Both satellite radio services hit their su ...

  20. Interview: XM CEO Hugh Panero

    November 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST CEO discusses business and tech challenges. Major labels and satellite companies are largely mum on their upcoming rates negotiations. But XM CEO Hugh Panero was happy to discuss the business and technological challenges and opportunities laying a ...

  21. Interview: XM CEO Hugh Panero

    November 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Major labels and satellite companies are largely mum on their upcoming rates negotiations (See Billboard cover story, Nov. 26). But XM CEO Hugh Panero was happy to discuss the business and technologic Major labels and satellite companies are large ...

  22. The Next Monster Single Could Be A Jingle

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST It is just a matter of time. It could be months, maybe a year, but eventually an original tune, recorded and created specifically for an ad, will be the best-selling song in the United States. Josh Rabinowitz is senior VP/director of music at ad a ...

  23. Coming To A Home Near You: The Connected Consumer

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Looking for the catalyst for a true revolution in home entertainment? There is no shortage of possibilities: high-definition TV, TiVO, BitTorrent, video on demand, smart set-top boxes and more. Vince Broady is senior VP of games and entertainment ...

  24. TiVo Names Rogers Prez

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT TiVo named industry veteran Tom Rogers its president/CEO, replacing the company's co-founder Mike Ramsay effective July 1. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- TiVo named industry veteran Tom Rogers its president/CEO, replacing the company's co-f ...

  25. Studio Aims To Flip Broadcast Flag

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In what might be a record for rapid political response, at least one of the motion picture studios apparently is circulating legislative language that would overturn an appellate court's ruling that t WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) ...

  26. To Own Or Not To Own? Making The Case For Digital Subscription Services

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Through the years, people have purchased music in myriad physical formats, from LPs to 8-tracks to cassettes to CDs -- a never-ending musical upgrade cycle. Is this a good thing for the consumer? Is i Gerd Leonhard and Dave Kusek are co-authors of ...

  27. Behind the Deal: The State of the Music Industry -- An Interview with Michael Guido

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Michael Guido is a partner with Carroll, Guido & Groffman in New York. His clients include Jay-Z, OutKast, Velvet Revolver and Richie Sambora. The following is an edited version of his interview o As 2004 came to a close, Billboard sat dow ...

  28. TiVo Co-founder Ramsay Resigns As CEO

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST TiVo's Michael Ramsay, perhaps the man most responsible for introducing commercial-zapping digital video recording to television audiences worldwide, will relinquish his CEO title at the company he co (The Hollywood Reporter) -- TiVo's M ...

  29. Behind the Deal: The State of the Music Industry -- An Interview With Kenny Meiselas

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST As 2004 came to a close,<i>Billboard</i> sat down with a dozen lawyers to discuss the state of the music industry. As 2004 came to a close, Billboard sat down with a dozen lawyers to discuss the state of the music industry. Their work ...

  30. UMG To Launch Music Channel With EchoStar

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group and satellite TV provider EchoStar Communications Corp. are in talks to launch a new 24-hour music channel, sources tell Billboard.biz. Universal Music Group and satellite TV provider EchoStar Communications Corp. are in talk ...

  31. Apple, Real, XM Among Digital Winners

    November 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Apple, RealNetworks, XM Satellite Radio, NCSoft and Nintendo were among the big winners at the inaugural Billboard Digital Entertainment Awards, presented last night (Nov. 5) at UCLA. Apple, RealNetworks, XM Satellite Radio, NCSoft and Nintendo we ...

  32. AOL Bows Music Service For MS Media Center

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sessions performances, videos available. America Online said today that its music video service, AOL Music on Demand, is now available for use with Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005, which allows for interoperability between the perso ...

  33. TiVo, Netflix In Deal To Develop Digital Film Delivery

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT TiVo and Netflix confirmed Sept. 30 that they will develop technologies for the digital delivery of movies for viewing on television sets and will jointly work on securing content deals with studios. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- TiVo and Netflix co ...

  34. Controversial Induce Act Headed For Hearing

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Senate Judiciary Committee has planned a hearing for July 22 to debate the so-called Induce Act. Meanwhile, RIAA chairman/CEO Mitch Bainwol on July 13 sent a letter of support for the legislation WASHINGTON -- The Senate Judiciary Committee ha ...

  35. Songwriter Sues EMI Pub For Withholding Royalties

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Songwriter Giuseppe "Beppe" Canterelli has filed a class-action lawsuit against EMI Music Publishing, alleging that the company engages in unfair business practices by failing to promptly pay out uncl Songwriter Sues EMI Pub For Withhold ...

  36. Hearing Date Decided For Induce Act

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Senate Judiciary Committee announced late tonight (July 15) that it will hold a hearing to examine the so-called Induce Act on July 22 in Room 226 of the Senate Dirksen Office Building. The Senate Judiciary Committee announced late tonight (Ju ...

  37. Controversial Induce Act Headed For Hearing

    July 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Senate Judiciary Committee is poised to announce a hearing to debate the so-called Induce Act. Meanwhile, RIAA chairman/CEO Mitch Bainwol today (July 13) sent a letter of support for the legislati The Senate Judiciary Committee is poised to an ...

  38. Hatch's 'Induce' Bill Spurs Debate Among Industry Groups

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA and recording-artist organizations are disputing claims that the proposed "Inducing Infringement of Copyrights Act" would undermine the Supreme Court's 1984 Sony-Betamax decision on legitimat WASHINGTON, D.C.-The RIAA and r ...

  39. Phil Spector Sues Robert Shapiro Over $1.5M Retainer

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Producer Phil Spector has filed suit against his former attorney and longtime friend Robert Shapiro, in an attempt to reclaim a $1.5 million retainer Shapiro took when he represented Spector in his on Phil Spector Sues Robert Shapiro Over $1.5M Re ...

  40. Coalition Decries Copyright Bill

    July 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT More than 40 consumer electronic, Internet and high-tech companies and groups are urging the Senate Judiciary Committee to take a go-slow approach to legislation that that would allow creative artists More than 40 consumer electronic, Internet and ...

  41. A Sweet Future For 'Advertainment'

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST The new era of "advertainment" represents a dramatic shift in the ways that these two areas can support one another. The line between entertainment and advertisement is increasingly blurring, and some You might remember the old commercia ...

  42. FCC Chairman 'Outraged' Over Superbowl Halftime

    February 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Federal Communications Commission chairman Michael Powell has called for "an immediate investigation" of an incident during the MTV-produced half-time show at last night's (Feb. 1) Super Bowl in Houst Federal Communications Commissi ...